• Mike Flory, executive director of dining services at Hendrix College, recently received the 2012 Premier Illuminating Excellence Award for educational food services at the Premier healthcare alliance’s annual Foodservice Forum in Charlotte, N.C.
The Illuminating Excellence Award for Education recognizes a foodservice professional who has worked to improve the food and facilities provided to students, and who has supported or introduced activities that are in keeping with the mission and values of the organization they work for, in addition to other achievements.
Flory has previously been recognized by USA Rice. Hendrix Dining Services received five awards last year at the National Association of College and University Food Services Loyal E. Horton competition.
• Clint Daniel Vaughn, 27, of Quitman was among 29 Arkansas State Trooper Recruits who graduated Thursday night.
Vaughn will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop I, Stone County. Recruit Vaughn is a graduate of Quitman High School.
• Bo Whitaker, a financial advisor of Edward Jones in Greenbrier, recently won the firm’s coveted Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes new financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial services firm. Whitaker was one of only 267 of the firm’s more than 12,000 financial advisors to receive the award.
Whitaker also received the Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance in 2011.
Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, said Whitaker is an example of what a dedicated financial advisor can achieve.
• Kimberly-Clark Professional announced that Nabholz Construction Services of Conway is a winner of the Healthy Workplace Project Award.
The award was made at the 2012 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Every Building Conference and Expo in Seattle.
The award honored Nabholz Construction Services for offering comprehensive wellness and education programs for employees and families, along with financial incentives to reward healthy behaviors.
The thorough and effective approach to hand and surface hygiene in the workplace created a healthier, safer and more productive environment to its employees.
As a winner, Nabholz Construction Services supports the efforts of The Healthy Workplace Project, a Kimberly-Clark Professional program with an innovative approach to hand and surface hygiene that gets employees actively involved in helping to reduce the spread of cold and flu germs at work.
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